Maryland Launch Fund

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in the University System of Maryland (USM) Launch Fund – providing mentorship to applicants and awardees, helping to vet applications, and even contributing philanthropic capital to enhance the impact of the funds.

Please express your interest using the form below to start the conversation. If you cannot access the form, please indicate your interest via email or phone to Lindsay Ryan at or 410-409-2236.


The University System of Maryland comprises 12 public universities, three regional higher education centers, and more than 200,000 people—students, faculty, and staff—dedicated to pursuing knowledge, advancing discovery, improving lives, and strengthening communities across the state and around the world.